“Bricklaying is very rewarding! To stand back and look at what you have built, knowing everyone will see your work standing there for year’s to come. So much more than just building a straight wall.”
City and Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Bricklaying (7905)
This course is aimed at school leavers and those wishing to have a career in the construction industry as a bricklayer. Course Duration - One year.
Anybody interested in the level 2 Technical Certificate in bricklaying will study theoretical aspects of the trade and apply them to practical tasks. A wide range of practical jobs to build, and perfect your practical skills. Compulsory topics include:
· The principles of construction
· Building cavity walls
· Constructing basic arches
· Setting out buildings
GCSEs at grade 4 including English Lang & Maths is preferred. Good communication and practical skills are needed with an interest in bricklaying and the construction industry. Level 1/2 in construction the built environment or any level 1 from a construction course will help.
To gain the qualification, students must successfully achieve the following assessments.
· One externally set, externally moderated assignment. (Practical)
· One externally set, externally marked exam, set under examination conditions (Theory)
· Employer engagement
On successful completion of this course-
Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Bricklaying
Information regarding specific equipment required, days of attendance and enrolment date will be given at interview and advice and guidance sessions.
Practical Training Assessments run throughout the course, then a timed synoptic practical assessment on set dates along with a online exam. Employer engagement is necessary to achieve the qualification.
Apprentice bricklayer, bricklayer, Site foreman, Site manager, contracts manager. Working for a house building company, a property development company or as part of a small business repairing and refurbishing buildings.
Many students will be able to progress into employment as a bricklayer, onto an apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at level 3